Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2018 20:28 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.

In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.

Well, at least your messaging app is end-to-end encrypted, right?

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Shock
by computrius on Wed 16th May 2018 21:31 UTC
computrius
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2006-03-26

Now, everyone who is shocked and surprised by this, raise your hand.

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RE: Shock
by grat on Wed 16th May 2018 21:45 UTC in reply to "Shock"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

... and now they've been hacked!

... still not surprised.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gykgv9/securus-phone-trac...

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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Wed 16th May 2018 22:27 UTC
Sodki
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2005-11-10
RE: Comment by Sodki
by Wondercool on Wed 16th May 2018 23:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
Wondercool Member since:
2005-07-08

He seems to be an asshole socially but has been right with every prediction he made sofar...

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Priorities
by Alfman on Thu 17th May 2018 13:05 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.

In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.



Sadly, advertisers probably would have had a better chance at finding this kid than 911. He died because they didn't know where he was.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/us/ohio-teen-pinned-minivan-trnd/inde...

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